Jen Schultz files statement of candidacy for U.S. CongressMar 27, 2022 05:55AM ● By Editor
From WDIO-TV • March 26, 2022
Duluth state Rep. Jen Schultz has filed paperwork indicating her candidacy to become a U.S. Representative.
Federal Election Commission records show Schultz filed her statement of candidacy early Friday morning. Then early Friday afternoon, the Jennifer Schultz Volunteer Committee filed its statement of organization.
Schultz, a Democrat, has not yet issued a news release declaring her candidacy.
The filings come three weeks after Schultz announced she would not seek re-election to the state House, where she is in her eighth year representing East Duluth. She said at that time that she did not see her public service as over and had "very mixed feelings" about retiring from the state legislature.
Republican incumbent Pete Stauber, of Hermantown, has said he will seek a third term representing Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.
Recent redistricting has expanded the 8th District to include more of northwestern Minnesota as well as northern Washington County in the Twin Cities area, while removing Morrison County in central Minnesota. The redistricting added existing Democratic congressional candidate Ernest Joseph Oppegaard-Peltier, of Bemidji, to the race.
Another Democrat, Theresa Lastovich, entered the race in December and withdrew in February.
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